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EPISODE REVIEW: Falling Skies: "Mutiny" and "Eight Hours" (Episodes 9 and 10)

So we end as we began, with two distinct episodes crammed together into a two-hour event. Alas, it felt like a bit of a step back. The finale seems all the more like a science fiction show written by people not very familiar with science fiction. Another thing of note is how many potentially interesting scenes happen off camera. Are they determined to prove this is a character drama first? Limited budget? Tunnel vision while writing? I don’t know, but it was very noticeable in the second hour.

But just to keep me in my place, here’s the ratings downlow:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Falling Skies: "What Hides Beneath" (Episode 8)

It did pick up some this week. That's a relief I'm actually curious to see what it's selling in the finale next week.

"What Hides Beneath"

What hid beneath last week was a crappy episode. How’s this week? Better. It even has some twists, although it’s still not going to be ground breaking to people who have read and/or watched a fair amount of science fiction.

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EPISODE REVIEW(S): Falling Skies: "Silent Kill," and "Sanctuary (Parts 1 & 2) (Episodes 5-7)

Today we’re covering the most recent three episodes of Falling Skies, which has been renewed:

“Falling Skies premiered in the U.S. on TNT Sunday, June 19, drawing an extraordinary Live + 7 audience of 8 million viewers and ranking it as cable's top series launch of 2011. The premiere also garnered an impressive 3.8 million adults 18-49 and 4.5 million adults 25-54. Through its first three installments, Falling Skies has averaged more than 6.4 million viewers through a blend of live and time-shifted viewing.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Falling Skies: "Grace" (Episode 4)

Fourth Episode: “Grace.”

We open with the captured Skitter being transported down the high school halls in a cage. Sort of a big, makeshift chicken coop. It doesn’t like it, which I suppose is normal. We’re not even a space faring civilization, but if you stuck one of us in a chicken coop, we wouldn’t like it, either.

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